A GP who forged a supervisor’s signature and feedback during his training and then “brazenly denied it” has been suspended for five months.
Joseph Smith worked under supervision at two Bedfordshire hospitals in 2018, with feedback completed at each shift.
When asked about forms over email, he replied: “I am away skiing and will not spend time spoon-feeding morons.”
The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) said Dr Smith must “demonstrate insight”.
Dr Smith completed his GP training in April 2018, the same month the training body referred him to the General Medical Council.
MPTS heard that earlier that year he had booked out-of-hours shifts at Biggleswade Hospital and Bedford Hospital to fulfil his training requirement.
‘Upset and annoyance’
A feedback form, which included the cases he had dealt with, “learning areas” and